Manchester United are weighing up a move for free agent Joey Barton.
In what has been a dramatic start to August for the Newcastle star could have a majestic silver lining after his representatives open talks with the Champions about a potential move.
Despite a thawing in relation at St James Park it is believed that the player will still depart from the North East and with the big guns of Arsenal and Spurs also interested, the once capped England midfielder is not short of option.
The 29 year old impressed last season for the newly promoted Newcastle and will be keen to remain a regular starter wherever he goes, news which could rule out the Red Devils.
Stoke and Celtic are also monitoring the situation with both willing to match the 65,000 pound salary that Barton is seeking.
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